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We have provided this page for general information purposes only.  It is not intended to be a recommendation or endorsement of any program or entity.  Programs can change so we recommend you contact each agency for updated information.

NeedyMeds Free Patient Resource for Rx Assistance - A free, nonprofit, patient assistance website run by volunteers who have been there.  SDC volunteers help you find ways to cut your drug costs. - Largest database of patient assistance programs.  Free service to help find programs and applications for medical assistance throughout the United States.

When every penny counts

As a single mom to four children every penny does count in our household, but clipping coupons is time-consuming.  So when a friend told me about a coupon site. Wow-Coupons, I had to check it out, I was skeptical.

They offer (free of charge)
printable store coupons for dozens of different merchants and services. The day I visited there were coupons for Target,  Wal-Mart, Borders, Sears, Best Buy, Midas,  and many other "major" merchants.  (IOH receives no compensation for you visiting their site.)

E-Bay - A true case of buyer beware, but I have seen unopened, new, glucose meters sell for as little as $2.00.  The savvy shopper may wish to at least browse Diabetes Supplies listed on E-Bay.

MADIGAN: NEW LAW EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1 ENSURES CONSUMERS HAVE RIGHT TO COMPARISON SHOP FOR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.  Chicago – A new Illinois law effective January 1, 2006, ensures that consumers can comparison shop to find the lowest price for their prescription medications. Based on that law, Attorney General Lisa Madigan today urged Illinoisans to take advantage of the new law to help lower skyrocketing monthly prescription costs.  Read 12/29/05 Press Release

New  Law  Allows  South Carolina Students to Carry Their Own Medicines

Bills Aim for Expanded Health Coverage ; Allow More Health Conditions for Mentally Ill, Diabetics.  12/03/05


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Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies.  We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from.  We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive.  If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.

Do you have diabetes?  Do you think you may be disabled because of your diabetes or diabetes complications?  You may or may not be protected under federal and state disabilities laws.  Know your diabetes civil rights laws --  find out more

Also see, Technology Assistance and Student Scholarships

Classroom and Student Services

Public agencies that provide assistance to children with diabetes and other disabilities and to their families are listed on the State Resource Sheets published by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY). These free resource sheets, which list the names and addresses of agencies in your state, are available by contacting:

      P.O. Box 1492
      Washington, DC 20013
      Phone: 1–800–695–0285
      Fax: 202–884–8441

College-age students who have diabetes-related disabilities may be faced not only with the costs of tuition, but also with additional expenses generally not incurred by other students. These costs may include special equipment and disability-related medical expenses not covered by insurance. Some special equipment and support services may be available at the institution, through community organizations, through the state vocational rehabilitation agency, or through specific disability organizations. The names and addresses of these and other agencies are also listed in the State Resource Sheets.

You can apply for financial aid at the financial aid office of the institution you plan to attend. A free copy of the booklet Funding Your Education is available from the U.S. Department of Education by writing to

The HEATH Resource Center (National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities) offers information on sources of financial aid and the education of students with a disability. Contact:

Information on grants that are available to individuals for financing higher education is available at the following nonprofit organization's library:

      The Foundation Center
      79 Fifth Avenue
      New York, NY 10003
      Phone: 212–620–4230
      Fax: 212–691–1828 


Scholarships - A list of resources for finding scholarships for persons with disabilities which may include diabetes and its complications.

National Kidney Foundation - offers many scholarships to those with kidney disease as well as their family members.  To find your local kidney foundation visit out section on individual states' private assistance programs.  Find your state below:

Charitable Programs



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